The Most Overplayed Pop Songs of 2013 in One Minute

First, the empirical evidence.  Shazam, the magical app that identifies songs for you, has revealed their list of the songs people inquired about the most.  

1. “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke:  17.8 million times worldwide.

2.  “Wake Me Up” by Avicii:  14.7 million

3.  “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis:  13.6 million

You get the idea. See a report here.

Given how many zillions of times these songs were played over the past 12 months, no wonder you can’t get them out of your head. (Via Mashable)


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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